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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Product Master
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 12, 2024

OOTB Integration API returns only Required attributes in response

When we request records from IBMPM via the integration API (fetch item/items from catalog), by default it only returns the fields that are marked as required in IBMPM. This is because it's returning the same set of fields that are visible in the UI if you're logged in as that user as per the view that user has selected for that catalog in the UI. By default, that's the `Default` view, which shows only required fields. 

The idea to provide a way in order to fetch all the attributes (not only mandatory attributes) in the API.

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  • Guest
    Jun 3, 2024

    When I request a record via the integration API, e.g via Content/items/

    the result only returns required fields by default.

    We have a dedicated user for our microservice to call the integration API. In order to get all fields, I have to log into the UI as that dedicated user, and then for every record type I want to fetch, I have to pull up a record of that type and manually switch to a custom view that includes all the attributes I care about.

    It is safest to assume I am going to forget to do this when we go to production, which will result in a very confusing production outage where half the values the app is expecting will be missing. If every team has this problem for every catalog that's six to eight possible outages.

    This also means I will need to have the production creds in order to fix this issue. I would prefer not to ever have those credentials in my hands.

    Personally, I would prefer that the integration API return all fields by default, but I suspect changing the default behavior in this way would negatively impact other customers who have more fields.

    The second solution that comes to mind is extending the integration API to allow specifying the view to use. Then I could update my app to specify our custom view that includes all attributes as part of every API call. Not the most efficient solution, but it would work fine

    The third solution that comes to mind is that if the integration API allowed me to set the desired view for a catalog for my user, I could just set the view for the catalog in question for the microservice's user every time the service starts.

    Hopefully this is a solved problem and I'm just not seeing the solution in the integration API's swagger docs.